Supportive Therapy for Adherence to ART(STAART)
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a psycho-educational intervention can help people living with HIV handle the changes of treatment adherence.
Behavioral: Supportive Therapy for Adherence to ART (behavior)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Increasing Patient Adherence to HIV Medications: A Prospective Intervention Study|
- psycho-educational intervention can help people living with HIV handle the changes of treatment adherence
|Study Start Date:||October 2000|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2006|
Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two study groups:
- Group 1: participants in this group will engage in weekly psycho-educational sessions with an HIV therapist for four weeks prior to starting their regimens. The sessions will cover topics such as becoming active in treatment care, improving coping abilities and developing skills for treatment adherence. They will also involve questionnaires and readings.
- Group 2 (the control group):participants in this group will simply receive their regular treatment regimens.
|The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus|
|Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 8L6|
|Principal Investigator:||William Cameron, MD||OHRI|